Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ze Frank

At this movie festival in amsterdam, I saw a retrospective of interactive artist, comedian
Ze Frank (pronounced Zay Frank)
Which had some clips from his show, called... yes you've guessed it.

The Ze Frank Show.

He has a very sharp witty/cynical side to his humour, and the way he addresses his audience(intense eye+ and a pedagogic yet sarcastic manner in which he speaks) , has been followed by other vloggers ever since (such as the vlogbrothers: I'm thinking maybe they even copied his hairstyle)

Anyhow here are some of my favourites.

and here is him talking at TEDtalks

word of the day: camp

camp  [kamp] via dictionary.com
1. something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.
2. a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner, esp. for the amusement of others.
–verb (used without object)
3. Also, camp it up. to speak or behave in a coquettishly playful or extravagantly theatrical manner.
4. campy: camp Hollywood musicals of the 1940s.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Its all about the packaging

The more I get into this research business, and read articles published in "prominent" journals, what I see is that its not really what you say, and what you found (new) that makes you get recognition or published, but its really about how you say it that matters.

- 10 August, 2009 ... frustrated.

Hunting in preparation for Christmas.....

Here is a promotional video from Rare Exports

..... now you know where it all came from.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

My political views?

Here is an interesting quiz finding
Political Spectrum Quiz

My Political Views
I am a left moderate social libertarian
Left: 7.19, Libertarian: 1.53

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -6.31

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Culture War Stance
Score: -6.64

Political Spectrum Quiz

you can also compare the results of different demographic groups.
I found that I am more left than most people my age and more authoritarian than most people my age. and I am most closest to people in my age group in the Netherlands.... (ohhh scary isn't it? is this cultural assimilation of mine?)